The Cause Of Typhus But Platelets Dropped?
I want to ask, I have been diagnosed with typhus, but my platelets have dropped to 87000, have already checked for dengue but are negative, then what is the cause? I was afraid
Typhus is one of the diseases caused by bacterial infections in the digestive tract. Typhus causes several symptoms such as fever, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, constipation, abdominal pain, and a palpable stomach like boards.
Typhus examination is by history taking, physical examination, and if necessary a TUBEX test and a widal test. Treatment of typhus is with antibiotics and other supporting drugs such as fever-lowering, anti-nausea, or pain relief.
Platelet levels themselves are normally around 150 thousand to 400 thousand per mcL. Decreased platelets can be caused due to several conditions such as viral infections, dengue fever, sepsis, immune disorders, side effects of some types of drugs, malignancies, and autoimmune diseases. Typhus is generally not associated with a decrease in platelets.
Do you currently get outpatient or inpatient care? If outpatient, you should consume drugs according to doctor's orders and timely control according to the doctor's schedule. However, if you are currently hospitalized, then you can discuss directly with the doctor who treats you about the exact cause of a drop in platelets.
Your doctor will likely make observations and repeat blood tests in the future to see the progress of your condition. Doctors will not only see platelets, but will also see other parameters including your physical condition.
To speed up the recovery period, you should get enough rest, consume healthy foods according to the doctor's recommendations (choose foods that are easily digested first), drink lots of water, and consume drugs according to the dosage recommended by your doctor.
Hope it helps you,